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and a mariah mania. more than 200 million albums sold. mariah carey is here to kick off our summer concert series today friday, may 16th, 2014. from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer. and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. welcome to a day where we have a "today" show first. for the first time ever in the history of this show, we have two elusives on the same show. mr. al roker. >> that's my nickname. >> you know what a shantuse is? >> it's a mushroom. >> no. >> it's a green color. >> no. it is a female singer in clubs and lounges.
like a billy holliday type. >> mariah carey takes our concert stage this morning. we're kicking it off right with her and we've got a big crowd this morning. look forward to that. let's start with the top story. got some new problems for crews battling the powerful wildfires in southern california. nbc's joe fryer is in escondido that's north of san diego. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. overnight two teenagers were arrested for trying to start a couple of fires that were quickly extinguished here in escondido. they have not been connected to any of the larger wildfires we've seen this week including the one that burns through here, the cocos fire. which is only 10% contained and still destroying homes. the may fire storm has now claimed its first victim after a charred body was discovered at a homeless camp in carlsbad. mean while to the east, a fire
that started in san marcos has spread to escondido. >> boom, boom, boom. three columns of smoke. >> reporter: dubbed the cocos fire, this is the county's number one priority. destructive enough to devour a large home and to break a family's heart. amanda and stan rented a hill top house with a priceless view for three years. >> our patio deck. >> reporter: they evacuated an hour before the flames took everything. >> it just makes you think of all the times together. >> reporter: we were there as the cocos fire chewed through another dry hillside inching right up to a fence. the only barrier between the hungry flames and rows of apartment buildings. this is the last stand. firefighters working hard on the ground and in the air to keep these flames from reaching several nearby apartments. it took a barrage from the air
to douse the fire and save the apartments with only seconds to spare. 22 military aircraft have now joined the fight. from the air, nbc's miguel almaguer could see properties burned to the ground. >> reporter: firefighters did everything they could to beat back flames in many of these areas and in several communities they won. >> reporter: as for this family, they're now looking for a new home for their four kids with a fifth baby on the way. >> a lot of memories. three years, four children. but everybody's safe. that's what's important. >> reporter: the causes of the larger wildfires we've seen this week still under investigation. arson squads will look into all of them. it's unclear if any were set intentionally. >> thank you. earlier this morning we spoke with jim buchanan and t.d. walton. they have spent much of the past two days protecting their properties in escondido from those approaching flames.
at times they've been fighting this fire with little more than garden hoses. they even stayed in an area that have been evacuated. i began by asking these gentlemen how dangerous it was. >> it's been quite long, but it's a good night. we've been able to help each other and the neighbors. >> yeah. we managed to save my house and my garage here just with a garden hose. but we have a lot of escondido fire trucks. when it got real hot and heavy, they pulled upd. they're the ones that helped save everyth >> jim, speaking to how quickly these fires can spread, they seemed to be one place and then all of a sudden it jumped. can you tell me about that? >> yeah. behind us is coronado hills. that's where the cocos fire started. we thought everything was pretty much done. there was a ridge we could see last night when we were out, we could see them putting it out. we thought it was a helicopter drop. things like that.
there were three plumes of black smoke. one on the northern most point came across with a venn jevens. it hit a brush file in a field out back. skipped over my neighbor's house. got the two next door. and after i thought this was going to be it. and then the fire truck showed up. >> that brings me to my last question. is this safe? these are areas that actually have been under an evacuation order. are you sure you could get out quickly if you had to and how do you know you're not endangering the lives of first responders who might be called to rescue you? >> so far everything that's going to burn is burned. we've got three exits to get out of here. >> we're good. we have our own food supply back here. we have our little vegan community here and we're good. >> well, we wish you all the best as you battle mother nature here. jim buchanan and t.d. walton,
thanks for your time this morning. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. in the meantime, it appears banned los angeles clippers owner donald sterling is now digging in his heels for a fight with the nba. willie geist has more. good morning to you. >> good morning. according to reports, an attorney sent a letter to the league saying sterling will not pay the $2.5 million fine levied by adam silver. and sterling did not stop there. >> people want me to hire a wall of lawyers and to go to war. i don't think that's the answer. >> reporter: that was donald sterling on cnn earlier this week when asked about fighting back against the nba. now new reports breaking overnight say the embattled owner has hired famed anti-trust lawyer who sent a letter threatening to sue the league. usa today reports its seen the letter and claims sterling has done nothing wrong in the
letter. >> they're objecting to two things in their letter. one, they're not going to pay the $2.5 million fine. and they also object to the lifetime ban. >> reporter: nbc news reached out to sterling's attorney and to the nba. neither had comment. >> the ultimate battle has to play out in the courtroom. and donald sterling has everything to gain and nothing to lose by pushing this battle into the courtroom. >> reporter: this comes as sterling finds himself in the hot seat once again. after making his first public comments since the scandal broke. >> i'm not a racist. i love people. magic johnson, what has he done? >> reporter: last night the clippers suffered a season-ending loss to oklahoma city. but head coach doc rivers made no excuses. >> you know, we've gone through a lot of stuff over the last three or four weeks. i don't think that was why we didn't win. i don't think we should use that as an excuse. >> reporter: after the game,
clippers fans spoke out about sterling's next move. >> it's par for the course for him. i was waiting for him to say i'm not going to pay that and make a big deal out of it and make the nba have to do something. >> the nba finance committee convenes again next week to consider forcing sterling to sell his team. i think the nba was ready for this. nobody expected sterling to go down without a fight. >> thank you. we've got the latest on the scandal involving va hospitals across the country. >> and eric shinseki says he will not resign if the department of veteran affairs is rocked by wrong doings surfacing in at least ten states. jim miklaszewski spoke to general shinseki and joins us. >> reporter: good morning. each time he says he's not going to resign, he sounds a little more determined. but lawmakers on capitol hill are saying enough is enough. and something at the va has got to change.
in testimony before the senate veterans affair committee, eric shinseki showed flashes of anger and frustration over the growing va scandal. >> any adverse incident like this makes me as -- makes me mad as hell. >> reporter: and later bristled. >> what do you say to those veterans who say you of all people have abandoned, have you failed these veterans? >> i took this job not to fail veterans. i came to make things better for them. >> reporter: whistle blowers allege that va hospitals in at least eight states were hiding veterans appointments on secret lists to cover up long delays in getting treatments. >> while people, quote, unquote cooking the books? >> i'm not aware of other than a number of isolated cases where there is evidence of that. >> reporter: former va doctor samuel foot, the original whistle blower from phoenix
alleges that 40 veterans reportedly died while waiting for medical care. the va inspector general said in 17 cases he has not yet concluded the deaths were caused by the delays. both democrats and republicans aren't convinced and are demanding a major shakeup at the va. congress is already looking at options. some senior lawmakers demanding the federal government provide these veterans on more options. >> all right. thank you, jim. some amazing video out of syria this morning that reportedly shows a huge bomb going off at an army base. according to a british-based activist group, syrian rebels dug a tunnel and packed it with 60 tons of explosives. it went hundreds of feet into the air. it is unknown if anyone was killed in the explosion. it's another sign of the times. wireless carriers are now giving some americans the options of
texting emergencies to 911 instead of calling. the text to 911 program debuted to some thursday. officials are still encouraging people to call in their emergencies. the text program is designed to make it easier for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech impediment. remember the video yesterday of the cat in california coming to the rescue of the young boy being attacked by a dog? in case you don't remember, here it is again. you see the dog coming around the back of the car and rips the boy off of his bike. the boy's cat then comes in and saves the day. cat of course now has become a big star. and now a minor league baseball team, the bakersfield blaze, has reached out to the cat's owners hoping to get tara to do the ceremonial first pitch at a game. they will take to the mound to throw out the pitch on may 20th. we assume there will be human intervention unless the cat has
an amazing arm to go with that. >> you're going to bet against that cat? i'm not. don't bet against that cat. i wanted to mic that cat yesterday and just do the interview personally. >> i could see a back pitch. mr. roker, what's happening weatherwise? >> we've got a lot of wet weather coming in here. it's going to be a race in the plaza to see if this rain holds off in time for the elusive shantuse mariah carey. we've got these thunderstorms coming in. as you can see, it's a slow-moving front. low pressure rides up along it. so we've got wet weather from the delmarva peninsula into new england. we've also good flash flood watches in effect all the way from virginia into upstate new york. we're also looking at anywhere from about an inch to two inches. but locally 3 to 5 inches of rain in eastern pennsylvania, western new jersey, and parts of upstate new york.
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that wind will pick up for saturday, but nice and comfortable all the way through sunday. >> al, thank you. the college commencement season is in full swing now. the pomp and circumstance is also being met with controversy. protests leaving speakers to walk out or drop out. peter alexander has more on this story. >> reporter: some are now calling this disinvitation season. it's become increasingly intense. this trend is all the more stunning because commencement addresses are less about politics and more about sharing those pearls of wisdom with new graduates. >> congratulations to all of you. >> go forth, make a difference. >> this is your day. >> reporter: it's supposed to be a celebrated moment. speakers literally out of this world. maybe i should give the speech in a different orientation. but this commencement season,
those caps and gowns can't cover up all the controversy. among the latest targets one of the world's most powerful women. christine lagarde. after student protest with blasting imf as imperialistic, lagarde backed out saying she wanted to preserve the celebratory spirit of commencement day. condoleezza rice withdrew from rutgers university saying she didn't want to be a distraction to students. and a human rights activist had her invitation yanked for her criticism of islam. >> throughout my life i -- >> reporter: even sean p. diddy combs came under fire ahead of howard's commencement because combs didn't actually get his degree. on campuses in the last two years, 25 speakers have withdrawn or been disinvited.
>> the danger here is we send a message to students they only have a right to hear from people they already agree with. it becomes difficult you could find anyone to speak who's done anything interesting with their lives. >> reporter: the growing trend is fueling concern that campuses could become islands of intolerance. those who objected to the selection of lagarde had their desired effect, but at what cost to smith college? the smith president says she remains to try to debate with respect. it's hard to find a prominent speaker who doesn't offend someone. if we head down this road, schools may have to follow long island university from back in the day, kermit the frog addressed the class of '96. >> all that green. >> yeah. >> miss piggy wouldn't like it. thank you very much. tamron's here with a farewell of a true legend in our industry. barbara walters retiring after 50 years in broadcast. >> yes, guys. you missed out.
we were there. is it surreal? >> incredible. great moment. >> it is. i felt like how did i get here. these amazing women. >> tell everyone what it is. we all got together with all the news ladies. >> that's what i was about to do. this is my favorite part. i've got something for the baby. an amazing event took place. barbara walters taped her final episode of "the view" before her retirement. oprah winfrey in attendance there. the surprise guests starting off with hillary clinton just stunning the crowd when she walked in giving barbara walters sage advice. michael douglas also there. and this is the picture i think ellen's selfie was heard around the world. i don't know how to describe what happened here. but 29 women all around barbara walters. this is her legacy. and some of the fun tweets that came out of this, maria shriver sent out such an amazing group of women.
proud to be part of it. moving onto sa ran gnaw's tweet. ladies of "today" show. past and present. katie couric there as well. just a beautiful image. and this one. you want to explain this? what's going on here? >> well, that's gayle and robin of other networks that shall go nameless. and we were pretending to have a fight. i was trying to pull gayle's hair. she was trying to scissor me. it was so fun. >> and this was hoda. she says it's like where's waldo. that was a great one. and ellen said congratulations barbara walters an five decade of history making tv. it turns out the most fascinating person was you. here's my theory on the baby. let me get back here quickly. so savannah's here with the baby. 29 women. but perhaps is there 30? a little girl journalist there? >> interesting. >> i'm thinking ahead here. >> if that's the case, she
couldn't be in better company. >> it was crazy. >> it was ladies only. >> no men allowed. >> michael douglas. >> that's right. >> congratulations to barbara. seriously. well, well done. coming up, putting it behind them. jay z, beyonce, and her sister finally break their silence about that heated fight. and how would you feel if this were your child being roughed up by a teacher? the story behind the disturbing video that has this little boy's parents speaking out. but first this is "today" on
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good friday morning to you. it's 7:26 i'm laura garcia, cannon. police are on the hunt for a shooter responsible for san jose's 17th homicide of the year. a man was shot on gridley street late last night. a block away from miller mccullum elementary school. the man was taken to the hospital where he died. investigators are looking for a motive. in the meantime, prosecutors will likely file murder charges today against a man who was found at the scene in san jose's 1 16th homicide. officers say the victim is a woman who was stabbed to death by someone she knew. investigators are working to try to find a motive and figure out how the two actually knew each other. this morning local
congressman eric swalwell will increase security at san jose in light of the stow away case. he looked at the perimeter to evaluate the fence. at a news conference later this morning radar technology to protect the perimeter at san jose international airport. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> nice morning, beautiful weekend, we made it to friday. temperatures mostly in the 50s and crisp out there, ten degrees cooler in some instances than 24 hours ago, especially at the immediate coast where you can see the clouds returning to the golden gate bridge. these are your highs today bay area. 81 along the peninsula and 90 degrees in the north bay. weather headlines tells a story. considerable cooling for today and getting into the weekend, breezy to windy for saturday, not quite as windy on sunday and then that comfy start to next week. your seven day forecast shows you cooling trend continues. here's anthony slaughter. >> things are slow in the south
bay. 101 in san jose and you see on the map things slow not only there but 280 where we have two separate incidents and the second one just the exit after that. so very slow in this location and in the east bay hayward, fremont approaching donebarton and taking it out and 880 northbound stating to bog down and even as we get further there 880 right there and let's take you in the final stop to the bay bridge maze approach stop and go, laura? >> thank you very much. another local news update in half an hour. we'll see you then.
7:30 now on this friday morning. it is the 16th of may, 2014. look at that crowd on rockefeller plaza. they are here for one thing and one thing only, our summer concert series, specifically mariah carey. more specifically, the elusive chanteuse. the name of her new record. every time you hear us say it this morning, drink your orange juice. >> the other day, i said chanteuse. she said it's chanteuse. make sure you get the french pronunciation. >> all right, muffin. >> anyway, we'll check that out in our 8:30 half-hour. let's take a look at what's making headlines this morning. crews fighting the raging wildfires near san diego discovered a burned body overnight. that's the first fatality connected to the fires. and a flare-up in san marco
forced officials to issue more than 18,000 new evacuation orders. overseas, officials believe 18 people remain trapped underground at the site of that mining disaster in turkey. the death toll now expected to reach at least 300 people. in the meantime, the owner of that mine has spoken out this morning defending his company's safety record. and l.a. clippers owner donald sterling has apparently refused to pay the $2.5 million fine imposed by the nba for making racist comments. sterling's lawyer reportedly sent a letter to the league saying his client's actions do not merit any kind of punishment. an nba spokesperson declined to comment. still to come this morning, some shocking video. an outrage over the punishment given to a kindergarten teacher caught on camera, grabbing a student by the face and pinning him up against the wall. this morning that 6-year-old's parents are speaking out. >> we have a programming note to tell you about. monday, we hope you'll watch as we sit down with jessica simpson.
we talk about a lot of stuff. she's an entrepreneur with a capital e. she's got her wedding coming up. we talked about that. and which to you think is more likely, her return to singing or return to a reality show? >> both. >> singing. >> one thing she'll do again, one thing she'll never do again. >> sing. >> maybe a combo. >> oh, there's a thought. musical theatre. we will begin this half-hour, though, with the latest on that surveillance camera footage of beyonce's sister attacking jay-z in an elevator. tamron's got the latest on that. >> the first couple of music have finally broken their silence, releasing a written statement about the incident. but, is it enough to stop all the buzz? jay-z's ready to get back down to 99 problems. the rap mogul, his sister-in-law solange and wife beyonce released a joint statement thursday. the trio's attempt to move on to the next one. following the most infamous elevator ride in internet history posted monday by tmz. the most important thing is that
our family has worked through it. jay and solange each assume their share of responsible for what has occurred. they both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. they both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. >> beyonce! jay! solange! >> they're celebrities, so there's always speculation about every single move that they make. and that video just sort of escalated it. >> as for speculation as to what triggered the infamous elevator fight after the met gala that beyonce and jay-z attended together with solange, the trio say -- "the reports of solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. at the end of the day, families have problems and we're no different. we love each other and above all, we are family. we've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same." >> one of the reasons they probably released this statement is to declare that they are a united family. they've always been incredibly close.
a personal and private family matter. they've squashed it. they've moved on. >> the statement follows a week in which questions dominated the internet about what went down behind closed elevator doors, from the viral hash tag to photoshop memes today time tv. >> people have been speculating why didn't beyonce get in the middle? in my mind because solange was probably attacking him over something he knows he was dead-wrong about. >> fans may never know what that something is, but they'll probably keep guessing anyway. >> so beyonce and jay-z do have other things to focus on. they are co-headlining a stadium tour kicking off in miami in just over a month. but i think people will continue to ask the question what happened and we may never know. >> the fact is we will not know. >> at the end of the day, they fight. >> hopefully not all families do that. >> absolutely not. but they have their issues. >> they definitely do and they admit to it. >> tamron, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> today's weather is brought to
you by the new windows. one experience for everything in your life. >> of course, we have been really concerned about what's been going on out west. those wildfires out in california. we've got one more day of hot weather. these were record highs yesterday. 97 in santa barbara. l.a. broke a record 102. second hottest temperature in may ever. san diego looking at 97 degrees. the good news is we are going to see after today with these temperatures again up into the 80s and 90s a return to cooler weather. jet stream will kind of flatten out and that will push the warmer air, the hotter air out to the east and that's good news. and in fact, while we're talking about the record-breaking heat, we have freeze and frost warnings into the upper midwest. fargo right now 33. green bay 31. chicago, 40. it will only be 51 in chicago today. that's 21 degrees below normal. lexington, 70. it gets as far south as atlanta.
atlanta's high today 71. that's ten degrees below normal. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your 7:36. happy friday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. look at this, a return of the low clouds on the golden gate bridge. brisk ocean breeze and temperatures this morning are pretty comfortable out there. running 24 degree s cooler than 24 hours ago. the wind is playing a big factor in our weather change. air moving all the way inland this morning and keep the temperatures down by five to ten degrees later on this afternoon. 73 in san francisco and the cooling continues as we get into your weekend. thanks very much. take a look at this disturbing moment caught on tape. this is a little bit hard to watch. it shows an ohio teacher violently grabbing a 6-year-old boy. the teacher has been suspended, but the parents say the punishment doesn't go far enough. katy tur is here with the latest. >> reporter: with just days
until the end of the school year, the nelson family is trying to get their little boy ian's life back to normal. this after that troubling video was brought to their attention. in this surveillance video from riverdale schools in ohio, you can see 6-year-old ian nelson walking alone into a school bathroom. when he comes out, his teacher, who appears to be looking for the kindergartener, can be seen grabbing him, picking him up and pushing him against a wall. she then grabs his face, then his shirt, and picks him up again, jostling him. his neck appearing to snap backward. >> i was crying. like i said, it broke my heart to see my child get harmed by a complete stranger. >> reporter: when ian's parents anthony and autumn first heard of the incident, they didn't think much of it. that was until they saw the tape. >> i was just in complete utter shock. >> reporter: ian never said anything about it to his parents, but another staff member at the school reported it.
barb williams, the kindergarten teacher who had been at the school for 14 years is on unpaid leave for ten days, suspended until summer break. >> they should have just fired her when they found out about the whole situation. >> reporter: the school says it filed reports with the hancock county sheriff, the department of education and children's services. >> you don't ever want somebody's child to go through that and that's not what we're about, and, you know, we move forward. >> reporter: ian has only said a few words about the incident. >> she -- um -- did this to me. hard. >> reporter: as for ian, for the final weeks of the school year, he's in a new classroom with a new teacher. and the nelson family has hired a lawyer, but they have not taken any legal action against the teacher or the school. the hancock police department
confirmed they have an open investigation, but wouldn't elaborate. it's still not clear why the teacher was so upset with ian. we did reach out to barb williams for her side of the story but didn't get a response. matt? >> katy tur, thank you very much. amazing that we have these surveillance cameras everywhere. >> thank goodness. >> and some of the things we capture. >> you heard the mom say, until she saw the video, she didn't really grasp how serious it was. >> that's right. coming up on "trending," what this photo has to do with "the new york times" and equal pay for women. and then, crowded skies. we'll tell you about the growing safety concerns as the drone industry takes off. that story right after this. honestly, the off-season isn't really off for me. i've got a lot to do. that's why i got my surface. it's great for watching game film and drawing up plays. it's got onenote, so i can stay onop of my to-do list, which has been absolutely absurd since the big game. with skype, it's just really easy to stay in touch with the kids i work with.
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but that push is also raising some major red flags. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: the unmanned vehicle industry is taking off. they come in all shapes, speeds, and sizes. but this new frontier comes with major safety concerns. in march, a u.s. airways flight nearly collided with a drone near tallahassee's airport. now investigators say they may never know the truth about how it happened. the operator of that drone remains a mystery. and that's not the only incident. earlier this year, a pilot reported coming within 200 feet of a drone in new york. >> we saw a drone. >> reporter: this test video shows what happens when an object strikes a jet engine. the federal aviation administration is rushing to catch up with this growing industry. the latest technology on display this week at a convention in orlando. the faa has had safety and
privacy concerns, because after all, it's hard to tell who may be watching. has the faa dragged its feet when it comes to regulating this industry? >> there is no doubt that the technology has outpaced the regulatory aspects. >> reporter: right now, hobbyists can only fly drones like this legally below 400 feet. but this week, the faa announced they would allow certain companies to apply for exemptions to that rule. the industry predicts unmanned vehicles will rake in more than $82 billion. drone advocates say the possibilities are endless. >> it's pretty cool. >> reporter: this is the b-bot drone from the parent company. is there literally an app for that? you can control it right from your mobile device. which takes some getting used to. drones are already capturing stunning video of recent tornado damage in arkansas and flash flooding in florida. amazon.com has plans to deliver packages using drones, and real
estate agents can now capture unique angles. who knows what else the robotic revolution will bring. so, do you come here often? for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, orlando. >> does that line ever work, by the way? look, i'm all for technology. i jump onboard usually ten years late. but i don't know about just all kinds of drones in the skies. i think it's a bad idea. >> no more skinny dipping is what it comes down to. >> that's interesting that that's your take away. >> okay. >> more on that. coming up next, what will be your song of the summer? tamron's in the orange room with your best guesses. and speaking of music, a live concert on the plaza from mariah carey. live concert on the plaza from mariah carey. but first, these m which means you get it's stunlimited talk,eless - text and data for only $45 a month... ...no contract - no surprises. what about hidden fees? nope. what about funny business? no. bamboozling? what is "bamboozling"? it's like, uh, malarkey.
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raejepson's tune "call me maybe," that's what we were listening to in 2012. we remember that one. 2013, it was all about the blurred lines and mr. robin thicke and the great pharell. the question is, what will we be jamming to this summer? on the list, iggy azalea has two picks. i love this, guys. michael jackson making a comeback five years after his death. he's on the list. "love never felt so good." i know natalie said she really enjoyed listening to the new tracks from michael jackson. so what's your pick? go to today.com and let us know. this is actually our spotify song list. we are getting your help to add to our tunes. what's your summer jam? #orangeroom. what's your jam, matt? >> i think it would be amazing if it's michael jackson. but i will tell you that the songs on that album are very catchy. >> and the video is incredible
that justin timberlake directed. >> that might be my pick. >> all right, tamron, thank you. coming up on "trending," the shall we say interesting group of candidates that just departed one of the most interesting political debates you will ever see. and emmy winner bryan cranston on tangling with godzilla and the surprising thing -- look at this. how about that. we're going to talk to bryan about broadway as well. and mariah carey live in concert after your local news and weather. i don't like the look of this mob, lenny.
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good friday morbing to you, 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. starting tomorrow sfo will shut down two of its four runways for the summer. the airport has to shut down those runways to finish a federally mandated safety project. the airport is building construction zones at both ends of runways 1l and 1r. they handle most of the airport's departures. the work will cut the number of flights that could arrive during peak hours and send all southern-california bound fights over san bruno and daly city. this summer those cities could see 10 to 12 more planes per hour flying overhead during peak times in the morning and the evening. let's check the morning forecast now with christina. >> hey, happy weekend to you. we made it to flooid. you know what, we have a good-looking weekend shaping up. what happens is those low clouds
set up shop at the coastline and then we get the cool ocean air and it transports all that cooling, all the way inland this morning and your temperatures are definitely reflecting that at this hour. running about five to ten degrees cooler than 24 hours ago on our way to the 70s and 80s before the day is done. not too hot in san jose and right 84 degrees for you and 73 in san francisco and 90 and little bit on the hot side for the north bay and drop those temperatures as we get into the all-important weekend. look at sunday, 73 in san jose. comfo comfortable, we have to wait for it. >> a lot of folks waiting in the cars. san jose 101 things are really slow. typical slow spot and we have an accident on 28 onor0 northbound. one of our trouble spots this morning. over in the east bay things slow on 880 right through hayward and fremont and once you get into oakland, really bogged down on the northbound side and even at the maze things are stop and go currently. laura, back to you. >> all right, thank you very much. i'll be back with another
>> former "today" anchor barbara walters signs off from "the view" today, capping off a career of over 50 years. plus, the stars are out in studio 1a. model, mom, and mogul heidi klum is here, along with everybody's favorite chemistry teacher gone wrong, "breaking bad's" bryan cranston with his new take on "godzilla." and we're kicking off our summer concert series with the one and only mariah carey, live on the plaza today, friday, may 16th, 2014. ♪ sweet, sweet fantasy baby
>> we love you! >> front row for mariah. >> we're here to see maria! good morning, "today" show! >> good morning, philly. >> i'm here from l.a. and i'm here to see maria. >> good morning puerto rico! >> i got the best spots in the world to see mariah carey. we're back now, 8:00 on a friday morning. it is the -- what day? >> friday. >> 14th. >> no, it's the 16th day of may. we knew it sounded close. 16th day of may, 2014. take a look at a huge crowd of people gathered for the one and only mariah carey out on the plaza. some of these people got here at 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. >> and so far, the rain is holding off. >> that's right. we're keeping the rain away. i think for the elusive chanteuse, the elusive showers.
>> a lot of debate on the way we're pronouncing that word. >> look who else is here, one of our personal favorites, bryan cranston. he is so busy these days, just, you know, writing his name on that screen and also broadway. and also a big new hollywood movie. >> he is not only an incredibly talented actor, but a nice human being. we're happy to have bryan here. don't break that. >> you break that, you buy it, cranston. hey! >> it's like pottery barn. >> stop it, bryan. >> does that remind you of college, those lights and colors? >> wow. >> oh, no! >> we can just watch that all day. >> "breaking bad" all over. >> or we can get the news from natalie, which we always do at this time of the morning. natalie, good morning to you. good morning, everyone. more evacuations have been ordered as california wildfires claimed their first life. nbc's joe fryer is in escondido just north of san diego. joe, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, natalie. two teens we arrested overnight accused of trying to set a couple of small fires here in escondido. but right now, they have not been connected to the larger wildfires we've been seeing this week. also, the fires may have claimed their first victim, a charred body was found at a homeless camp in carlsbad. the number one priority remains the cocos fire, which started in san marcos and has spread east to escondido. that fire about 10% contained. the 1,200 acres burned and a few more structured destroyed yesterday. but many more homes were saved the air attack has been very helpful. 22 military aircraft have fined the fight. the hope is that the weather conditions will continue to improve today. natalie? >> thank you, joe. more trouble for former nfl player aaron hernandez, who's already facing murder charges. hernandez was indicted thursday on two new counts of first-degree murder. officials say he had a chance encounter with the victims at a boston nightclub in july of
2012. prosecutors say hernandez followed the victims out of the club and then killed them. hernandez is being held without bail in the june 2013 murder of odin lloyd. the internal watchdog for the department of veteran's affairs told congress there is no proof that delays in treatments at v.a. hospitals led to patients' deaths. also testifying was v.a. secretary eric shinseki. he angrily denied that he had failed veterans, despite reports that 40 of them have died while waiting for medical care and that v.a. hospitals in at least nine states doctored records to cover up delays. shinseki also rejected calls for his resignation. los angeles clippers owner donald sterling is threatening to sue the nba and refusing to pay a $2.5 million fine for his racist comments. his attorney has reportedly told the league that sterling will also fight his lifetime ban because he feels he has done nothing wrong. meantime, sterling's clippers were eliminated from the playoffs thursday night with a home court loss to the oklahoma
city thunder. a wandering bear gave a california man the scare of a lifetime. the man was asleep on his couch when he heard something push open his unlocked door, and as he looked up, he saw two eyes glowing back at him. he waved his arms and shouted to scare the bear away. the encounter did take place two years ago but was just up loaded to youtube where it is getting plenty of attention. the bear learned his lesson never wake a sleeping man. it's 8:05 right now. let's go back outside, get another check of the weather from al. >> all right, natalie. thank you so much. got all these fabulous mariah carey fans here already. and we also have some mariah impersonators. look. he says he is mariah. she is mariah. you're mariah. which one is mariah? i don't know! let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. that rain's getting awfully close here, but i think it's
going to hold off for mariah. it's going to be okay. new york, you can see the fog right now. top of the rock. washington, d.c., they're looking at rain. a lot of airport delays, going to be a big problem today. in fact, new york, philadelphia, d.c., boston later today. so if you're flying into any of those airports for graduations, allow a little extra time. saturday, mostly sunny. mild in new york city for fordham. low 60s. my niece is graduating. 9:00 a.m. saturday, suny oswego. sunday, rutgers with my meteorologist went. light winds in new brunswick. i take it back, i think he went to kane college. here's what's happening in your 8:06. happy friday to you, bay area. cool and cloudy over the golden gate bridge at this hour. meanwhile, a little hazy sun over the south bay.
we've got a good-looking day shaping up. temperatures are going to be comfortable. we're going to stick with the 80s for today, for most cities. 84 degrees in the south bay. 81 along the peninsula, sun and clouds, and 70 degrees straight up in san francisco. 90 for the north bay. that's the warm spot today. and 76 degrees in the east bay. as we get into your weekend, temperatures are going to steadily drop off. we're talking about a return into the 70s, inland by saturday. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next on "trending," the picture that's adding fuel to the debate over equal pay for women. also ahead, multiple emmy winner bryan cranston is here. he'll talk about his new movie and starring on broadway. >> he's touching your screen. >> he's messing up my screen, mr. cranston. i'm coming in. and heidi klum is here with a sneak peek of the wild and wacky, the new season of "america's got talent." but first, these messages. so ally bank really has no hidden fees on savings accounts? that's right, no hidden fees. it's just that i'm worried about, you know, "hidden things."
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now she's making a little light of the controversy herself. she posed for this picture on instagram. her daughter posted it with the captions mom's expletive, not that bad of an expletive, but something of an expletive, new hobby, #pushy. >> mom's bad arse. will that work? this will prompt a lot of discussion. all right, now to the woman who's been trending for five decades. as we mentioned earlier today, barbara walters ends her storied career on television. you may know that she started right here on the "today" show, so we thought this would be a good time to dig into our archives and show you one of her very first appearances on this program. so here she is talking about what was trending back in 1961. >> i got this, frank, which is the newest fad. it's something i think is terribly important. this is a nail ring. if you're very chic and very rich, you have one for each finger. >> those really took off.
>> thank goodness we don't have those anymore. >> barbara's come a very long way. thursday on "the view," she got a really nice sendoff from both the current and former hosts of that show. >> and what do we say now? have a great day, everyone, and take a little time to enjoy "the view." >> that's nice. just a little remind hear the the ladies on this side of the table will appear on today's episode of "the view." >> yeah, it was a surprise for barbara to see all the women in this industry come in and celebrate her. she put it really well. she said you guys are my legacy. >> a great show, too. >> all right. also, forget, are you smarter than a fifth grader. are you smarter than the average american. most americans seem to think so according to a new poll. 55% saying they are sharper than the average joe. but then 25% say americans
overall have above-average intelligence. something not quite right there. by the way, men were more likely than women to have a high opinion of their own smarts. are we surprised by that? >> i love this survey. basically, most americans think other americans are dumb, present company excluded. >> right. no question. >> classic. >> huh? all right, so political debates can be pretty dry. unless it's a political debate involving the republican candidates for governor in idaho. earlier this week, things got a little out of hand when two fringe contenders from zz top stole the show. >> political correctness. can i say this? it sucks. it's bondage. i'm about as politically correct as your proverbial turd in a punch bowl. >> i don't care about political correctness. if i am correct, that's the end of it. but i honestly think half of the republican party is democrats and half of the democratic party is communist. >> and you have your choice,
folks. a cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker, or a normal guy. take your pick. thank you very much. we're leaving it up to you. >> that is not an "snl" skit, by the way. >> it will be this weekend. >> an actual live debate. after watching this, you can see why the still sitting governor was all too happy to make them part of it. but the tv station didn't take any chances. they actually had a 30-second delay. but i have to give willie geist credit. he says, isn't there something awry when a guy has on a leather jacket talking about bondage? it's so weird. >> meanwhile, cranston just filed to run for governor of iowa. he's ready to go. >> exactly. >> he's shaking hands, kissing babies. >> we vote for him. >> exactly. >> that's what's trend
back now with the story of a mom from michigan who's taking off on an emotional mission this weekend. alicia stillman is leading a group of mainly college age students to canada to get a vaccine that is not yet approved in the u.s. it honors her late daughter emily and she hopes will save lives. dr. nancy snyderman has the story. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. the disease that alicia stillman wants to bring to everyone's attention is a series one. bacterial meningitis which often strikes college students. in this case, it's a rare strain that is difficult to diagnose and can strike suddenly and can
be fatal. after high school graduation, emily stillman dreamed of making it big in comedy. >> she probably would have made it on "saturday night live," but my husband and i said well you have to have a plan b just in case. >> reporter: late last january, emily, a 19-year-old college sophomore, phoned her mother complaining of a terrible head ache. >> i said gosh, em, you're tired. take a couple motrin and go to bed and we'll talk in the morning. >> reporter: but the next morning, the call came from emily's college dean. emily was in the hospital with bacterial meningitis. >> i just kept telling myself, she's been vaccinated. this is a misdiagnosis. >> reporter: emily died two days later. she had received the meningitis vaccine and booster, but they did not protect her against meningitis b. this school year, more than a dozen cases and one death have been tied to meningitis b outbreaks at princeton university and the university of
california santa barbara. the food and drug administration granted those universities permission to vaccinate thousands of students with an unapproved men b vaccine, and says the fda has been working closely with manufacturers, pursuing the development and approval of men b vaccines for the united states. >> i'm angry that we don't have the vaccine, and other people do. other countries do. >> reporter: turning that anger into action, this weekend, the emily stillman foundation will take more than 50 people on a bus trip to canada to be vaccinated. >> when i protect 50 people on sunday, it's going to be very bittersweet for me. because i couldn't protect my own daughter. >> the vaccine is currently approved in canada, australia, and europe. why not the u.s.? >> well, the question is a good one and i don't have a good
answer for you. the fda e kwif laquivalents in countries -- the fact that our fda has allowed this vaccine against meningitis b to treat two college tracked to the fda t comment. i suspect in this year you'll see it in the united states. >> i was wondering. you say fast track what does that mean in the fda world in >> i think we have shown in other countries it works, the data is there. in this case the fda can probably be krit sighed for being too slow. they can't deny that this strain is in the united states. i would not be at all surprised to see this on the market in 2014. >> it's a sad story about emily. it bears repeating. what should you look for that is a tell tell sign of this strain? >> in this case parents did everything. they got the vaccinations for the strains that we have in this country, the two shots, but the symptoms can mimic anything from
just the blahs, influenza, fever, chills, headache, feeling crummy and it comes on fast. this is a lethal infection. 1 out of 10 students die. two out of 10 have problems after from amputations to long term problems. college kids are susceptible, they share germs readily, they stay up late, their immune systems are shot. in this country right now at least get the regular vaccine and some parents are going to canada and other conditions to get the other one. when the other does come on the market i urge parents to get that. >> nancy, thank you. over to matt. >> thank you very much. during five years playing chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin walter white on breaking bad emmy winner bryan cranston was famous for the line -- i am the danger. right. cranston is facing danger in the new movie godzilla portraying a scientist trying to warn the people around him.
take a look. >> i wanted to talk to somebody in charge. not you. no, not you. i'm done talking to you. all right. >> you're looking at me now in a fish tank, right. that's fine. i know what happened here. you tell everybody that this is a death zone but it's not. you're lying because what's really happening is that you're hiding something out there. i'm right. aren't i. >> bryan cranston, good morning. you go from one form of crazy to another. >> i'm telling you. and the schedule i have now on broadway is crazier. >> you were up until 2:00 in the morning. you look great. fantastic. >> serious? >> i didn't mean to bring it up like that. >> you turned this role down at first. what made you reconsider? >> well, i was coming off of breaking bad and didn't know that doing a godzilla movie would be the best choice for me. but i was convinced to read the script so i read it and it was
actually a very strong character driven component to it. >> the director of this movie you play a nuclear scientist but he is also a father and the director says he chose you always had you in mind for this role because of malcolm in the middle and the dad you played there. >> that's crazy. i don know. he was a silly nut head, you know. i don't know how he thought this character -- i don't know how he thought that character would be good for godzilla. >> we're about the same age so did you grow up like i did glued to watching the godzilla movies on tv and the king kong movies? who was your favorite? >> godzilla. i used to get my mom's tubber wear and the glasses, pack them with dirt and sand and make molds of what i thought were cities, then have my monster character go through and smash it all. >> king kong required too much thinking. godzilla was pure destruction. >> king kong they infused a
human emotion in. and it's like king kong was not as great as godzilla. never will be. >> don't even get me going on mothera. >> who won that, godzilla? i think godzilla. >> of course he did. >> so is this version of this movie godzilla that we grew up on, on steroids? >> he has been working out, looking good. it is, it goes back to the more historical iconic storylines of godzilla. serious, absolute fun and destruction. it's good. >> seems like you're taking a victory lap. 56 walter white getting to do some things you have fun with. you're on broadway, playing lbj, on broadway in his drawl, then tell me why you like him as a character? >> well, i'll tell you why i like doing lbj. by the way, that's a great suit you're wearing. that's a great suit. >> mr. present, thank you. >> if i sold you that suit, you
would even look better. i tell you why. i would make change in my pocket. he was a guy who would be able to convince you to come away to my way of thinking with very little effort to it. >> and this play concentrates on the first year of his presidency. >> first year, yes. it was from the assassination in dallas to the election night, 1964. >> it's not throwback thursday, it's a friday but i want to roll a piece of video of you, a compilation of some of your early acting work in commercials. i believe there's even a preparation h commercial in there. was this a fun time in your career? >> it was fun. i got to play a skunk. look at that. >> did you think you would be where you are today when you were making commercials like that? >> oh, god. i had -- i don't even remember this. i don't know what that is.
>> you might be owed money. >> the pushed up sleeves and the shoulder pads. >> worked out pretty well. >> it's been a good career. thank you, matt. >> godzilla. it's a pleasure. >> thanks. >> and let's go over to savannah. >> we think you look like a babe. >> yeah. swooning over here. >> the commercials. >> wow. >> now we're in the commercials. >> come on. >> even more so now. >> you need more coffee. >> thanks so much. mariah carey is getting ready to treat her fans on the plaza. matt recently caught up with the superstar and her husband nick cannon. they talked about their parenting style. >> would do you the introductions. >> come on. i'm with matt lauer. how can i do the introductions. come on. >> what's going on? >> how you doing. i'm good. stopped in for a second. i didn't want to interrupt.
>> you got the two little ones and you got nick. which one takes more effort. >> um, well, no. >> it's fun, though, it truly is a family. it doesn't matter what goes on outside of our household as long as everything inside is tight and we enjoy and embrace that union and that foundation that we've built. >> mommy's definitely more firm when it comes to like putting her foot down. it's because you know, when daddy gets home, the loud voice. >> the time-outs and things like that, that he'll give them it's easier for him to give than the time-out sitting in front of him. but for me if i'm there, they think i'm a softy and they can get away with it. you have to go have a time out in that room over there. >> the conversation goes on from there. >> no question. of course mariah takes to our stage in the next half hour. >> that prime time special saturday, may 31, 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc.
coming up as we mentioned mariah carey, maybe bryan cranston will take good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. police on the hunt for the shooter responsible for the city's 17th homicide of the year. a man was shot on gridly street in east san jose last night. just about a block away from miller mccollum elementary school. the man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. investigators are looking into the motive. i want to check that morning commute with anthony. he's in for mike. >> good morning. happy friday to you, laura, and all the rest of you at home. we have some heavy traffic in san jose right now, especially on 101, crossing over to 280. that's where we had two earlier accidents, one at bird and now the other at deanjis. that's really slow coming through san jose. up into the east bay, things looking pretty good, but still heavy coming through union city on the southbound side of 880.
let's get you over to the peninsula and you can see things are really heavy there, especially on the southbound side, but it looks like it's starting to pick up right now. and as you can see a little bit farther north into the east bay on the 880, oakland, really jam packed. this is going to be the way it looks up bay bridge approach for the next couple of hours. >> thank you very much, and thank you for joining us as well. we'll have another local news update in about half an hour. there we will check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. finally, a cooling trend upon us. hope you enjoy your weekend. see you in a bit.
it's 8:30. it's a friday morning, may 16th, 2014. and mariah carey really needs no introduction. she's one of the most successful artists of all time. in just a few minutes, she's going to take our summer concert stage and we're going to kick off this summer right in just a couple of moments from now. the crowd really excited. >> yeah, she's not the only big star with us right now. inside our studio is model,
mega businesswoman, television personality, mom heidi klum. and of course, she is from "america's got talent." she's going to talking about all those things coming up in just a couple minutes. father's day about a month away from now. we want to help you celebrate, help you honor the special man in your life. head the our website today.com, tell us what would be the best way to surprise your dad. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> all right, let's look at your weekend. see how things are shaping up. love you too! thank you very much. saturday, more wet weather in the northeast. great lakes. sunny and hot through the southwest into southern california. a few showers move into the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday! we're looking at more rain in the southeastern atlantic states. more wet weather in the interior pacific northwest. heat continues through the southwest. happy friday to you, bay area. you made it to the end of the week. you made it through that heat wave as well. cooling for today, that trend
starts to kick in. as we head throughout the weekend, we are going to see breezy to windy conditions at the coast. otherwise, just spectacular temperatures, back to the 60s and 70s. significantly cooler than where we were earlier this week. we hit 100 degrees, for example, in santa cruz on wednesday. today, santa cruz down to about 72 degrees. 73 for san francisco. 84 degrees today in the south bay. and temperatures are going to stay comfortable all the way through next week. >> and that's your latest weather. meantime, universal orlando resort's new themed attraction, the wizarding world of harry potter deiagon alley opens up this sirm, giving you the chance to walk in harry's footsteps. we are giving 25 lucky winners the chance to experience this. prize includes round trip airfare for four, passes to all three theme parks, and hotel accommodations at the cabana bay beach resort. here is clue number four, and it is quite valuable.
>> witches and wizards store their minute in gringotts bank. wizarding money comes in sickles, newts and what other coin? for official rules, head to today.com/sweepstakes. all these folks are ready for harry potter, guys! all right, boys and girls? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up next, heidi klum on the new season of "america's got talent." plus, a live concert on the plaza from the one and only mariah carey. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> good morning, matt. and you know what? awful weather just follows me everywhere. but i'm not here to talk about the weather. i'm here for the 139th preakness stakes here at pimlico, the second leg of the triple crown. everyone here is talking about california chrome. he's back in the barn there in the first stall. he's the kentucky derby winner and he could be the first horse to win a triple crown in 36 years. and what a great story this horse has. his owners paid just $10,500 to produce this kentucky derby winner, when most horses at this level cost millions of dollars, and his trainer art sherman at 77 years old is the oldest trainer ever to win a run for the roses. and it was his first. now, california chrome arrived here on monday, so he did have a couple of days on a better track to get adjusted to it, but this horse seems to adjust on any track he runs on. looking for the weather to we improve dramatically by
tomorrow. partly cloudy, sunny, nearly identical to what the weather was in louisville for the kentucky derby just a couple of weeks ago. now, we are getting chatter about the cough that california chrome had after his workout on thursday, but he's been to the vet. they said there is some throat irritation and there is a blister, but he's going to be fine. he also had that blister before the kentucky derby, so his trainer said he is good to go. and today is black eyed susan day, hence the yellow and black hat i'm wearing, and the race coverage gets started today at 4:00 p.m. on nbcsn eastern time. we are also going to see our race coverage get started at nbcsn at 1:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow. and the 139th preakness stakes continues. the coverage at 4:30 p.m. eastern on nbc. so everyone watching this california superstar, the 3-year-old horse who maybe will make a run for the triple crown, matt. >> very impressed with your horse knowledge. dylan, thank you very much. good luck to california chrome and all the other horses. let's go over to savannah.
all right, matt. thanks. from horses to the number one show of the summer "america's got talent," it's about to return with the hottest performers from across the country and judge heidi klum is here with a sneak preview of this season's mind-blowing competition. heidi, good morning, it's good to see you. >> good morning, nice to see you. >> this is your second season as a judge. the show has been on nine seasons. are we running out of talent in this country? are we going to have fresh acts? >> this is my second year, as you just said. to be honest, we found better talent this year than we did last year. we looked everywhere, turned every stone and found amazing people. the hard thing is, this week we call it judgment week, where we have to narrow it down from 180 to only 47. so we're cutting over half of the people. it's going to be really tough. because they're all so good. >> there's something new this year, the golden buzzer. you can save somebody if the rest of the judges reject them? >> exactly, because if it's two against two, they're automatically out. so it always has to be three against one in order for them to
go forward. so i hit my buzzer when they all didn't like a performance. they all said no, no, no, and i loved them and i just went bam! >> you loved the performance or because it was fun to defy the other judges? >> no, i just loved it and i didn't understand why they didn't get it. that's what this buzzer is for, which is amazing. sometimes you love them so much you want to save them. >> some acts are good, some are just weird. >> yes. >> what to you is the kiss of death? >> i was going to say kiss of death. i kissed a pig this season. >> i'm going to get to that. okay, why were you kissing a pig? >> because it is a little bit like ground hog day. we shoot for four or five days. we always are in the same hair and makeup because it gets cut together into one episode. and then you go loopy after a while. howard is taking his shirt off -- i mean howie and he's dancing on the stage for these performers. and i don't know what happened to me. all of a sudden i'm like i want to kiss this pig because it's so cute. >> did the pig call after that?
>> no. but, you know, they all seem to think i had the swine flu afterwards. >> howie was dancing shirtless. >> because that's what happens. we sit there and we look at 40 to 50 acts in one day, you go a little bit loopy and then you do crazy things. >> that makes the show really fun. another show you do is project runway, which i am obsessed with. >> me, too. i still love doing it. >> i love you as a judge, but you're so hard. you're so opinionated. >> i am? >> yes. you're like, goodbye. >> but it's actually not a bad word. it's like, i'll see you again. it's not like loser or anything. >> i thought it meant you're out, see you, freak. >> no, it's not that. >> have you always had kind of a decisive personality? does it fit with you? >> i think all the nice bits they cut out. because i do always say nice things. and things that maybe are not so nice. but sometimes they have to hear it if it's not good. if they copy someone or, you know, just a hem is off or something is bad, you have to tell them. >> yeah, you crack that whip. tell me how life is. you've got four kids.
how do you juggle? you have like 14 jobs and four kit kids. >> i try to plan way in advance so that it all works out. >> it's great to see you. >> you, too. >> can't wait to watch the season premiere of "america's got talent" featuring pig kissing, among other talents, a talent we didn't know you had. it's tuesday, may 27th right here on nbc. coming up next, mariah carey live in cononcert. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
take a look. more than 200 million albums sold. 18 number one singles on the billboard hot 100. and one of the most popular christmas songs ever. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ she has five grammys, and 15 million twitter followers. she's a singer, song writer, producer, actress, wife, and mother. >> good morning! >> and she's welcomed us into her home. now mariah carey is visiting us, previewing her 14th studio album and kicking off our 2014 summer concert series. and we are happy to have her here. ladies and gentlemen, mariah carey! [ cheers and applause ] >> hey! ♪ the place to be oh yeah oh yeah ♪
♪ my imagination i be all up on you ♪ ♪ what i do if there's a camera up in here ♪ ♪ if you run your mouth i will hunt you down ♪ ♪ baby i'm up in my business but this is private ♪ ♪ touch my body play with me some more ♪ ♪ touch my body throw me on the bed ♪ ♪ i just wanna make you feel like you never did ♪ ♪ touch my body just a little taste ♪ ♪ know you like my curves
i hug your body in my favorite jeans ♪ ♪ i want you to caress me like a tropical breeze ♪ ♪ if there's a camera up in here ♪ ♪ if you run your mouth and brag about this rendezvous ♪ ♪ i will hunt you down all up in my business like a wendy interview ♪ ♪ but this is private between you and i ♪ ♪ touch my body put me on the floor ♪ ♪ wrestle me around touch my body ♪ ♪ all around your waist touch my body i know you like my curves ♪ ♪ come on and give me
what i deserve ♪ ♪ touch my body gonna treat you like a teddy bear ♪ ♪ lay and intertwine with me you won't want for nothing ♪ ♪ touch my body throw me on the floor ♪ ♪ touch my body throw me on the bed ♪ ♪ i just wanna make you feel like you never did ♪ ♪ touch my body around your waist ♪ ♪ just a little taste give me what i deserve ♪ ♪ oh yeah, oh yeah oh yeah, oh yeah ♪ ♪ touch my body oh yeah, oh yeah oh yeah, oh yeah ♪ ♪ touch my body oh oh baby ♪ ♪ oh oh
come on and give me what i deserve ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> i love you new york city! >> mariah carey. she's back with more music in a moment. but first, on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc. new mixim, creamy greek yogurt. with two unique ingredients. to mix in however your heart desires. go on. spoon me. mixim - from the ehrmann family. it's love, your way.
it is the opening day of our toyota summer concert series, and who is ready for more music? performing another song off her upcoming album "me: i am mariah, the elusive chanteuse," once again, here's mariah carey. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ you need to go don't look so surprised ♪ ♪ that will be immortalized say you need me now ♪
♪ because basically boy you you just don't know what to do ♪ ♪ don't mess up my move trying to give it all ♪ ♪ i can understand it's things we go through ♪ ♪ let's see this through i gotta get it out of you ♪ ♪ put your whole name on it i miss you almost as much as you miss me ♪ ♪ you used to act so tough with insecurity ♪ ♪ now that i find myself you're aching to be mine ♪ ♪ can't even up yourself
playing the foolish line ♪ ♪ how i love you oh oh how i needed you ♪ ♪ boy i feel brand-new since you turned me loose ♪ ♪ baby you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you never go i'm such a freak boy ♪ ♪ baby you don't know don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you love me more than you love sunny summer days ♪ ♪ maybe more than you love rolling in the hay ♪ ♪ when you lost my heart you lost everything ♪ ♪ now all that you can do
is listen to me say ♪ ♪ how i love you oh i loved you boy how i needed you ♪ ♪ i feel brand-new since you turned me loose ♪ ♪ you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you wanna leave then you'll never go ♪ ♪ i was such a freak baby you don't know ♪ ♪ whatcha gonna do take your bags and go ♪ ♪ never will i lower
my standards ♪ ♪ that's kind of funny back and forth boo ♪ ♪ you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you wanna leave but you'll never go ♪ ♪ baby you don't know you don't know what you don't know what to do ♪ ♪ you don't know what you do to me ♪ ♪ you don't know you don't know ♪ ♪ you don't know what you do to me ♪
a very good morning to you. it's 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a little dog rescued from an east bay freeway, finally home with her family. look at her there, so tiny. chp officers spotted the chihuahua in walnut creek last week. officers dropped her off at the martinez animal shelter. her family showed up, happily, with loving arms at that shelter yesterday. no doubt she was happy to be home as well. christina? >> oh, can you imagine!
poor little thing! you know what, temperatures are looking good. for your animals, i'm sure they're going to be happy. after all, they can't take their coats off. temperatures will be about 5 to 10 degrees cooler today and we'll continue that cooling as we get into your weekend. 84 degrees for the south bay. 81 on the peninsula and 90 for the north bay. that's the warm area. your seven-day forecast, in moments.
from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's friday morning, may 16th, 2014. our plaza is packed because of the great mariacarey is outside. she's done a couple songs already. coming back later this hour with one of her biggest hits and going to sit down with us for a live interview. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales, tamron hall. >> tamron has some double sided tape that she took off. >> i have double sided tape holding the dress down. i pulled it off to offer to willie to sell on e-bay. he rejected it. >> i'm all set. >> why would anybody want that? >> my momma. here, you take it for that.
>> things are taking an ugly turn. >> 45 seconds into the show. can i show this photograph? >> i was going to say al wants credit for saying that the rain held off during mariah's concert. >> i just thought i'd -- >> you do control the weather after all. >> there it is. who said? >> don't you point at me. >> i know where this finger's been. >> about a minute into the show, we got a brawl going. >> this is so good. it is friday. you can tell, right? >> it is. i have to show this photograph. because you two ladies and your beautiful wife deborah were somewhere very special yesterday, honoring barbara walters. look at this photograph. >> it's amazing. >> you go around, it's icons everywhere you look. the biggest names, the biggest women names in journalism. i don't even know where to begin. >> 29 women. barbara's legacy. each woman walked out and was able to greet and hug barbara and look her in the eye and say thank you. i read an interview and she said that is what means the most to her at this point, when young
journalists come up to her and say thank you for what you did. >> 20 years ago, she hired deborah, called her -- literally called her on the phone and said i want you to come to "20/20." >> poach her. >> poached your woman. >> as oprah said, she raised us on her shoulders. she really did. all of us i think look to her as the person who inspired us early on in our careers. and still does. and i still don't think she's leaving. >> no. >> even in the show you're going to hear today, she apparently doesn't really say goodbye. she says see ya. see ya in a little bit and we'll be in touch. >> the interview asker said you're retiring but what if the pope called and said i want an interview, she said i'll go do the interview. >> so you're not retired. >> she'll come back. she'll do like oprah, have her own little thing going. which will be a big thing. >> absolutely. >> that was a great photograph. just as you said, the legacy. >> a spiritual moment. it was big. >> for all of us, being able to take those pictures, we all said
we're going to have a reunion lunch and we could hope we could all be together someday like that. >> we planned it for one year to the day, all of the ladies put out their personal e-mail. that's when you know it's real. all the ladies gave their real cell phone numbers and a year from yesterday, we're all going to meet for a lunch. at connie chung's house. >> assuming this really gets done. >> connie's hosting? >> uh-oh. >> at the povich estate? we love you, connie. >> she is the best. >> she is the best. yes. it looks like our long national nightmare may finally be over. jay-z, beyonce, and solange have released a joint statement about that surveillance footage in the elevator last week. >> they travel around with name tags. >> it's a little insecure, but i like it. >> jay-z is the one in the white. >> the statement reads in part, jay and solange each assume their shared responsibility for what occurred. they both have apologized. you get it.
okay, who cares? >> we're over it. >> at the end of the day, family, we're no different. >> so you guys get over it, is what they're saying. >> somebody makes $250,000 selling the video. >> got fired, but got fired with 250 grand. >> people are saying that was probably more money than that person made in a couple of years, so that's what unfortunately makes it tempting. but that's not a justification, obviously. >> we can all move past this, right? >> speaking of surveillance video. >> i can't. >> this is unbelievable. caught on camera recently at a ohio school, specifically toledo, ohio, a teacher was seen on surveillance video. a little boy walks out of class. we're told to say allegedly grabbed the 6-year-old, pushing him as you say against the wall. in the video, you can see the student, his name is ian nelson walking out of the school bathroom. when he enters, his teacher barb williams, he encounters her. ian never told his parents about
this incident, which braeeaks m heart. another staff member reported it. teacher barb williams, who's been at the school for 14 years, was given unpaid leave for ten days. the suspension came ten days before summer break, so she leads into a vacation. it's not clear how ian's parents got their hands on the video, but they say that the teacher should have been fired, that anthony said said if he were to do that, he would have gone to jail. >> absolutely. >> and here's what ian's mom autumn had to say about it. >> i was crying. like i said, it broke my heart to see my child get harmed by a complete stranger. >> everybody's hearts breaking. you see ian's head just snap back. >> here's what ian had to say about it. >> she -- um -- did this to me.
hard. >> the momma bear comes out in all of us. >> i was just thinking the same thing. >> you just want to take that woman and give her what she deserves. >> what's perplexing -- listen, police say there's an open investigation. the school filed a report with the hancock sheriff's department. the education children's services now involved. the school superintendent has apologized. we did reach out to barb for a comment on this, barb williams, and we did not hear back from her. >> she has an attorney. >> she has an attorney. you know, there's layers of this. but what also breaks my heart is that ian was perhaps afraid, so afraid he didn't tell his parents. i know you all are parents. that's the one thing, if someone harms your kid, you want them to come to you with the confidence to say someone touched me, someone hit me, whatever the case. but the school superintendent has apologized. here's what was said. >> anything like this is always,
you know -- you apologize, you don't ever want somebody's child to go through that. and that's not what we're about. and we move forward. >> but moving forward, does it mean she needs to be fired? >> beyond fired. press charges. the whole thing. there needs to be a lot more done in this case. >> this isn't an unruly high school student who's out of control. >> not that it makes a difference what age, any student no matter what. you don't touch a student in that manner. you don't do that. >> let's say it was a full grown teenager who was threatening another student. >> if you're trying to break up a fight perhaps. >> but even then, my mom is a teacher and you have to be careful then because teachers have broken up fights and they have been charged with assault for grabbing. but this is on camera. and to the point of ian's parents, had they been called -- if someone saw them do that in the supermarket, they would have been carted off in the back of a police car. >> there's no way she survives.
i think they gave her the ten days, get to the summer and they'll fire her over the summer. if you're another parent, how could you send your kid back into the school with that woman in there. i trust they'll do the right thing. here's another story. i think you'll be interested the hear people's reat-bactions. we've got to show you this mannequin. this is a store in new york. you can see the hipbones. a very upscale lingerie store. this spread after a twitter user first tweeted it out, the #notbuyingit. the store recently issued a statement saying it removed the mannequin adding that the chain was in the process of redesigning the stores and mannequins that are currently displayed in its u.s. stores will no longer be displayed. there's no question that mannequin is emaciated. >> gross. >> the question is who put it in the window, and first of all,
looks like she had an i.v. because she's sick. what is wrong -- >> that doesn't look good. that's not going to sell anything. >> there's nothing for that woman to be wearing that lingerie. everything's popping out anyway. >> so i don't understand the five or six people that passed before it went in the window and no one said stop. don't put that in there. >> from a guy's point of view, that's not attractive. just for women. if you're thinking we like that, we don't like that. >> it's not selling anyone anything. >> i think we need a hug. >> group hug. >> there we go. that's it. >> a cat hug. you have a cat hug? >> we do have a cat hug. big week for cats this week. take a look. black and white cat named franzy. >> aw. >> that's real? >> that's great. >> check it out. here we go. love me. hug me. come on. hug me. give me a hug. >> it's like lift me up! i love it. ♪ love lift me up
where we belong ♪ >> just the opposite of this one. tara earlier this week looking to take out a dog who attacked his owner. >> go, tara. yeah! >> all right, get out of here! >> dogs want their due, i will say. >> tara is getting a good honor. >> she's going to be pitching the first pitch at their minor league team, the bakersfield blaze. >> she's pitching? >> she's going to be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. >> does it have to be a ceremonial ball of yarn? >> with some catnip in it. the catnip is her tar pine. >> or pine tar. whichever one. >> something like that. meantime, we've got rainmaking its way up the delmarva peninsula all the way into the northeast, just to the west of new york city, already heavy showers and thunderstorms in new jersey. this will make its way along the coast up into new england, late
tonight, early tomorrow. the rain moves out. so you've got graduation coming up in the northeast, you'll be okay. if it's tomorrow or sunday. we actually have flash flood warnings for upstate new york. also around the washington, d.c. metro area. heavy rain has been falling over the last several hours. we'll continue, some areas may pick up three to five inches locally in eastern pennsylvania, we 9:11. you made it to friday. and the weather story of the day is the fact that those cooling clouds have returned to the coastline. let me show you what it looks like right now. over the golden gate bridge, mostly cloudy conditions here. those clouds are starting to burn off a little bit, but still, we're going to see enough of an onshore flow for temperatures to fall by about 5 to 10 degrees over the day. these are your highs, 84 in the south bay, 73 for san francisco and major cooling continues into the weekend. 70s on the way to san jose. hope you have a great day. next, she is the
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the dedication of the 9/11 memorial, raging wildfires in california, and an iconic structure popping up in an unexpected place. >> those are just some of the memorable stories captured in our weekend pictures. here with a look is mark elwood with conde naste traveler. les start with obama at the 9/11 museum.
>> so extraordinarily moving. this memorial tower, this was the lost tower that was removed from the construction site. essentially when this was taken away, recovery ended, rebuilding began. i think that's the wonderful symbol of this. the museum is opening may 21st and they've already sold 20,000 tickets. >> that's amazing. really is. just the power of that. speaking of power and the power of nature, wildfires out west, southern california. talk about somebody railing against the winds, just a lone solitary man trying to protect his home with a garden hose. >> a garden hose. a 72-year-old man james wilkins protecting his home with his garden hose. $22 million worth of damage already. 15 square miles of fires raging in southern california. but apparently it is all a bit more under control now. they have arrested a couple of people who might have been involved. >> they say the fire last night -- >> they're not sure what it means. but we have one fatality, they
believe. but an amazing image. >> unfortunately, the evacuations are put in place for a reason and this is not a good idea. let's look at our next one. these are young men and women, freshmen at the u.s. naval academy. >> wow. >> doesn't this make you want to take a breath? they had 14 hours of more than two dozen challenges. they're freshmen in the u.s. naval academy and they are being tested to the extreme. this is like tough mudder cubed. look at them. >> one young woman is smiling. >> through the agony and the ecstasy. >> apparently they carry mustard for the cramps. apparently that helps with cramps. there's a chemical in mustard that loosens your muscles. >> i had no idea. >> i wonder if it's dijon. >> next, a pretty unusual photograph, a replica of the sphinx popping up -- where? where is that? >> she looks a little cross-eyed there.
this is a replica in northeastern china. she's the same size, she's a little shorter, like they sort of jammed her into a corner. she's in what's going to be a theme park and a movie studio, an $800 million theme park and movie studio that opens in a couple years. it just looks very strange to me to see her surrounded by greenery. >> that is very odd. >> and of course, the pope has a knack for getting the best pictures. >> i mean, could it put a smile on your face every faster? every week on wednesdays, the pope does a 30-minute walk-around in st. peter's square. when this balloon went in front of his face, no one has claimed their own balloon. no one has said that was mine. >> that's adorable. >> person responsible for that errant balloon. all right, mark elwood, great to have you here as always. >> thank you so much. coming up, we'll get you caught up on all the news you need before you start your weekend. and a little bit later, a real fox, bree turner on tonight's big finale.
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. . good morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm peggy bunker. police are on the hunt for the shooter responsible for the city's 17th homicide of the year. a man was shot on gridly street in east san jose last night. that's just a block away from miller mccollum elementary school. the man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. investigators are now looking into the motive. meanwhile, prosecutors will likely file murder charges today against the man who was found at the scene of san jose's 16th homicide. now, this happened last night at a home on canyon ridge drive in east san jose. officers say the victim is a woman who was stabbed to death by someone that she knew. investigators are now working on a motive and trying to figure out how the two knew each other. this morning, local congressman eric boswell will present a solution to increase security at mineta san jose in
light of the stowaway case. he toured the perimeter of sjca to elevate that fence he hopped over. at a new conference later this morning, he'll recommend implementing new radar technology to protect the perimeter at the airport. a quick break. when we come back, we'll take a look at your weather and your traffic.
welcome back now. the time is 9:28. what a difference a couple days makes across the bay area. we have got a significant cooling trend for you. and the reason why is because of the clouds that have returned to the golden gate bridge. that is our natural ac, and it's already making its way all the way to the south here in san jose. so still haze y out there and cl for now. temperatures are going to end up on the warm side later on today. widespread 80s out there. 82 for the peninsula, 87 for the east bay. 84 in san jose, and a little bit warm-up in wine country, but not bad. 90 degrees, much better than the triple digit plus heat we had to deal with earlier this week. nice and cool as we get into
that all-important week. let's check your drive. here's anthony slaughter. >> nice weekend headed our way. let's look at the drive. you can see right now in san jose, take a look at all these accidents. people are really driving crazy on 85. a slew of accidents from camden, polar road and even homestead. so 85 really a troubled spot right now. but you'll notice traffic not moving that slow. in palo alto, very slow on the southbound side and also on 880 in oakland, still very slow on the north and southbound side there as well, peggy. >> anthony, thank you so much. we have another local news update for you coming up in the next half hour. we will see you then. and also make sure to stay tuned and take a look at some of our girl scouts. glad you're with us.
welcome "today" on friday, may 16th, 2014. i'm willie along with al, tamron, and natalie. got a lot coming up. another song from mariah. can't wait to hear that. >> mice. >> all right. we want to show you this picture posted online. it's gone a bit viral. this is at a hardware store. this is the paint aisle. husbands must have a note from their wives before selecting colors. >> thank you, whoever put that up. >> whoa! >> hold on! what if we reversed that? >> let her explain her side first. >> my husband, he'll redecorate when i am out of town.
i was in sochi and he had pull up things in the middle of this office. >> that's not redecorating. >> it's a hazard. you hit your head. >> did he repaint any room in the house? >> no but he gets rid of things and throws them out. >> you've got issues that have nothing to do with paint. >> did he get rid of pillows? >> he's like you with the pillows. too many pillows on the couch. >> guys don't like pillows. but it has nothing to do with paint. >> well, okay. but still -- >> you had it. >> haven't you ever had that issue though? >> no. i'm single. i change my own paint. >> do you redecorate? >> not even a little bit. christina will come to me and say what do you think about this? i say i trust you and also i'm not interested but do it. >> i ask for input and i get do whatever you want. then all of a sudden, it's too
much pink in the room. >> it's a war on men. #war on men. >> wives can't pick anything unless they come with a note from their husbands. we would get smacked down. i'm telling you. anyway, as we take a look, they're still talking. we've got sunny and warm conditions through southern part of the country. through the central plains and into the great lakes. graduation days for the most part looking good today into sunday. some wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast. windy in the four corners. otherwise a nice day 9:32 now. i'm meteorologist christina loren. happy friday to you. taking a live look here at the bay bridge. kind of a murky sky overhead. hey, that is the cooling clouds that keep our temperatures down for today. so even though it's not perfectly sunny out there, it's still going to be considerably cooler and i think a lot of people are happy about that. breezy to windy conditions by this weekend, especially at the
coast. you want to keep that in mind, otherwise, looking very comfortable for the weekend and the start to next week. five-day forecast shows you that cooling trend. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, roker. it is must see tv tonight if you're one of the millions of grimmsters. it's tonight here on nbc. resident spice expert and reformed grimm creature. >> she's about to take a trip down the aisle with her fiance, but will rosalie and her beloved find their happily ever after? >> that's a big question you just asked. >> i know. what unique thing would you register? >> i think maybe a lot of laser hair removal packages. >> because you're fox-like, he's wolf-like. >> i'm a fox. he's a wolf. yeah. i think we're a match made in
heaven that way. >> this is a bit of a controversial marriage. this is family not always as enthusiastic. >>ery montague and capulet. it's been kind of fun. i think in the fantasy genre you have more room to touch on more social issues without being heavy handed about it. i think with the story line, we've been able to discuss things that are relevant. >> where do you and your character have some similarities? >> terrible thing to ask. >> we always say how are you like your character, how are you different. i think i'm very spiritual and i try to be instinctual in my life. i think she's the same way. i think i'm a brave woman and she is as well. she's more of a b.a. than i am. >> ooh. >> i'm kind of a conservative girl and rosalie has had a torrid past.
so i'm not that interesting. >> speaking of pasts, your past includes a little dancing. you went to hollywood as a dancer. >> i did, yes. >> i think we have some video to jar your memory. >> my best friend's wedding. >> grooving it. shaking it down. >> dropping it. >> do you remember the dance moves? >> oh, yeah, i do. i do. i mean, i can show you. >> oh, yeah. >> yeah. >> you know who choreographed that was tony basel of hey mickey fame. that was a huge deal. they knew the ticket collectors at the theaters made us go in for the beginning and leave. we didn't even pay for it. >> you have two children. stella is four, right? >> she'll be four in june.
>> and a one and a half-year-old. >> dean. >> what do thing of this morphing thing? >> we keep our kids in the dark about the show. it's pretty scary. but she has seen when we're flipping watching the voice or something, they'll flash to me in fox face. and my daughter is very cerebral. she gets it. she's like, mommy, mommy, why are you a fox mommy. then she looks at me. i can see her brain working. we try to keep it g-rated. >> do you have an answer to what does the fox say, right? >> i've been asked this many times. >> that's natalie's favorite thing. >> i love that song. >> thank you so much. season finale airs tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on nbc. up next, multi-platinum
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five-time grammy winner mariah carey has sold more than 200 million albums and later this month she'll release her 14th called "me: am mariah." i didn't know if you were going to make it. >> i almost went home. we're going to get the kids to get money or go to dillon's. >> people don't realize you are 100% about your career, but you are 200% about the babies. >> yeah. >> and they're actually on this new album. right? >> they are. they are on a song called "supernatural" written with the incredible jermaine dupri. >> who's in the house watching this. >> look at them babies. >> explain to me, me i am mariah. >> i wish you had a photograph of the back cover. >> we're going to show it you can't be interviewed and do this.
>> it's all inclusive. all right. there it is. now, that's my very first self-portrait. >> you drew that. >> i drew that at three years old. three and a half. me, i am mariah. so i've had this -- my mom saved it and then i took a picture of it and scanned it and saved it until now. i thought do i want to use this as an album cover. we had already done a photoshoot like almost a year ago now prior to me injury. i'm still recovering. >> i thought you were talking about the baby. definitely not doing that. >> i have told you a million times. she needs a comedy special and a variety show all at the same time. >> it's just the truth, darling. we need to set ourselves free. >> and you're setting yourself free with a 14th album. >> it means a lot to me. what does it mean? it means that i hope my fans love the music. it means that i hope some people
who are inimilar situations let's say to a song lyrically will be moved by that or helped in a certain way. and my goal, like, for my fans. i don't mean the world because i would never assume that they would do this, right? all i'm saying is that i sequence the record from start to finish with segues and interludes in order for it to be a cohesive body of work. that's what i want people to feel. >> that it is a cohesive picture of you mariah. >> and not just -- and yes, it's been awhile since i did a studio album. if we're not going to talk about the christmas album. on that record i do a duet with my mom and i was pregnant. it was a tv special actually. that was three generations of singers even though miss monroe was in the belly. what it means to me is it's not just in the interim from the last time i made an album, it's just -- what it really is is from that little girl and who
she was and all that it's taken to kind of feel like a complete person. >> right. you talk a lot about your child hoo hood. we were speaking about your story and the struggles you faced. here you are a mom teaching life lessons to these beautiful babies. how does that affect your music now? >> you know, it really -- the main thing is that they don't let me get enough sleep. that's the truth. i would rather stay awake and watch movies with them. they wanted to watch rocky and cinderella. so we had to share. we had to do that. and then of course you wake up at 3:00 a.m., you must be used to that. >> i'm not waking up with them babies. >> don't really get a chance to see nick. i know you took a piece from the interview the other day.
i didn't know he was coming to that moment. so i would have had, you know, of course he just stopped producing the interview. i would have made it different so it didn't look like i was ignoring him. >> everybody e on social media knows you're thick as thieves. congratulations on this one. i know it's a full journey. it's a complete picture of you as a woman today. >> thank you so much. again, this is for the family. for those people. and for anyone who wants to get a good song, they can download them. >> you're in a gown this time so some of your family may be disappointed. >> come over and we'll both be in our pajamas. remember? >> yes, i remember. in the meantime, mariah is going to sing for us right after this break. thank you.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> mariah carey has been showing off that big, famous voice on morning on our toyota summer concert stage. she's headed back outside for another one. >> that's right. her new album out may 27th again called "me, i am mariah, the elusive chanteuse." here she is singing her hit song "always be my baby."
>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm going to sing a little song for you. ♪ do do do if you know it, sing it with me do do do do ♪ ♪ we were as one for a moment in time ♪ ♪ and it seemed ever lasting that you would always be mine ♪ ♪ now you wanna be free so i'm letting you fly ♪ ♪ 'cause i know in my heart that our love will never die ♪ ♪ you'll always be a part of me ♪ ♪ i'm part of you indefinitely don't you know you can't escape me ♪ ♪ darling 'cause you'll always be my baby ♪
♪ a feeling this strong no way you're gonna shake me ♪ ♪ 'cause you'll always be my baby ♪ ♪ do do do do do do do do ♪ ♪ i ain't gonna cry and i won't beg you to stay ♪ ♪ if you're determined to leave i will not stand in your way ♪ ♪ but inevitably you'll be back again ♪ ♪ 'cause you know in your heart our love will never end ♪ ♪ you'll always be a part of me messing up the words of my own song and i don't care ♪ ♪ don't you know you can't escape me 'cause you'll always be my baby ♪ ♪ it will linger on
a feeling this strong ♪ ♪ no way you're ever gonna shake me ♪ ♪ 'cause you'll always be my baby ♪ ♪ i know that you'll be back boy when your days and your nights get a little bit colder ♪ ♪ i know, i know you'll be right back baby ♪ ♪ baby believe me it's only a matter of time ♪ ♪ you'll always be a part of me ♪ ♪ i'll love you indefinitely don't you know you can't escape me ♪ ♪ darling 'cause you'll always be my baby ♪ ♪ we'll linger on you're never gonna shake me ♪ ♪ 'cause you'll always be my baby ♪
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erica hill is here with a preview of what's coming up this weekend on "today." >> nice to see all of you. so we have this great access last week, i went to frankfurt, germany, they run an animal cargo lounge. it's one of the largest animal processing centers in the world. every year in this facility, more than 110 animals go through. that's double the number of passengers that go through frankfurt airport. so we thought, how cool would it be to go see what they do? there's a gentleman called the fish savior. i'm happy to tell you nothing jumped out of the box. they get 80 million fish every
year. dogs, cats. i mean, sweet, sweet dogs that are being shipped so you never know what could be in your cargo hold. could be dogs, could be fish. we also saw a bunch of horses come in. so it's fascinating. we're going to take you behind the scenes there in frankfurt for a little animal adventure this weekend. >> looks like they get pampered a little bit. >> the horse looks like it had a long face. >> oh! >> i'll throw that in. >> went to europe to look at cute puppies. >> was that wrong? is that so wrong? >> the pet lounge, right? >> we'll see you
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mandated safety project. the airport is building construction zones at both ends of runways 1l and 1r. those are the northeast-facing runways that handle most of the airport's departures. the work is going to cut the number of flights that can run during peak hours. it will cut all flights over san bruno and daly city. in fact, this summer, those cities could seen as many as 10 to 12 more planes flying overhead during peak times, also that would be during the morning and evening. surely something people there will notice. are. >> you don't have to postpone your activities for the mornings and evenings any longer, because our natural ac has turned back on, peggy. you can see that full deck of clouds over the golden gate bridge. a very welcome sight. that's what's going to keep our temperatures down for today. we are climbing into the 60s at this hour. plenty of 60s, but still not too hot out there. and as we get into this afternoon, that cool ocean air will make its way all the way inland. as a result, look at our numbers for today. a substantial drop-off here in san jose, down to 84 degrees.
82 for the peninsula. 71 in san francisco. and 90 in the north bay. we're going to take a close look at your weekend forecast coming up right now, though. here's anthony slaughter and your drive. >> what a wonderful-looking day we're looking at today. you'll notice in the traffic map, things looking pretty good. a lot of green on the map. things are moving without a problem, even though we have a few accidents in the north bay up towards 85 and 87 as well. as we move through the peninsula, palo alto a little heavy coming through hayward on 880, southbound moving towards oakland, and the san mateo bridge slow. but look at the bay bridge approach, wide open. kind of unusual for this time of morning, but great news. >> thanks so much, anthony. we have another local news update coming up in just about half an hour. in the meantime, do have a good friday and say hello to our girl scouts. hi, ladies!
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and it is try day friday, may 16th. how do we get on the air? >> how do we? >> more importantly, why do they keep us here? actress kim raver from "24" is here. >> we're both decked out in mauve, purple. >> it is put on purple day to bring attention to lupus. it affects more than 1.5 million people in this country. we're in solidarity today. >> we certainly r cyndi crawford, you know, is famous for a lot of reasons. one is for her trademark beauty mark.
>> she's got, the mole. >> the mole. okay. so -- >> why is her mole adorable? >> right. other people can have a mole and maybe it is not as cute. aaron neville has a mole. >> he has several. >> he has one big one. i think it is cute, but -- >> wouldn't be aaron neville without it, would he? >> she did an interview with intothegloss.com. she said she used to hate it but her mom was instrumental in what was it? >> she said, you know what, don't have it removed because you any what your mole looks like. but you don't know what the scar is going to look like if you have it removed. and she helped her think it through and now she credits her mom. cindy is not only a gorgeous girl, she's very, very smart. valedictorian, she's -- i think she's come to embrace it. her sister and her kids at school used to call her it her ugly mark. i think she's got the last say on that. >> and you know what, you know it's her. if you see a bunch of beautiful women you know which one is
cindy. i think it is great. i think often we do try to blend in with everybody. that's why people get nose jobs and other things because they wouldn't to look just like everybody else. >> you spend the first part of your life trying to fit in and then trying to spend the rest of it trying to stand out. it is interesting. yeah. i just -- i have a funny tweet from somebody who said, oh, my gosh, enough with the plastic surgery. thank you for the laugh. i never had a face-lift, but people just assume stuff. it is fascinating. >> so many people do have plastic surgery. you go to lunches and see the same nose on like 20 women, you're like, oh, my god. the same exact nose. >> mm-hmm. it is weird. >> let's look at some cute noses. >> these are wet noses from wet dogs. >> the kind of moisture we like. >> this is a dog who believes a wet dog is art. this is sophie gammond. she won a coveted sony world photography award of these photographs of wet dogs. just called wet. >> they're most vulnerable and
humiliating moments. >> the other day i had -- >> oh, my gosh. >> yeah. >> you know what is so funny? some dogs love their baths and some hate every minute of it. louie could sit in the sink for 12 hours. as long as you brought him food and he could pee and poo in the water, he would be fine. >> ew. >> he's that kind of dog. if somebody didn't come and make him leave, he would still be there. >> it is sweet. this photographer works with animal rescue, so it also goes for a good cause. >> you've been wanting to talk about this for a long time. a new trend in china. >> if you like dogs and you like pandas, we have the perfect combo platter. these are chows that they dyed to look like pandas. >> this is unbelievable. >> used hair dye. it lasts for six weeks before the dogs need touchups with the spray. but is that unbelievable? and look, we're not -- they claim there are no chemicals or
cruelty involved in this and they look like miniature pandas. it can't be good for the dog and it can't be fun for the dog, and we're not condoning it, but it looks cute. >> why did you want to put it on for the last week? >> everybody loves pandas. what if that helps this dog get adopted and no one wanted to adopt the dog and he looked like that. >> they would be surprised when it grew out, right? the u.s. discouraged any groups from dyeing dogs. we don't do that here. okay. >> want to see something funny, an episode of "that's so raven", remember with raven-symone. it was such a funny episode, i took a bishon frise and dyed it pink. she did, by mistake. it is one of the funniest -- raven-symone is one of the funniest -- she's hysterical, great comedic actress. your kids might want to find that and enjoy that. >> try day friday.
the preakness, get your drink. >> let's see what it is. >> held in baltimore, maryland, this weekend. kentucky derby winner california chrome, the derby, this will take him one step closer to the triple crown and the belmont. >> the official drink of the preakness is a black i'd susan. >> you know why? that's the official flower of maryland. >> the black eyed susan is. orange juice, pineapple juice, vodka, rum and orange liqueur. >> did you taste it? >> not yet. >> i don't drink. airs tomorrow at 4:30 eastern on nbc. if you like watching golf, good on you. if you like watching golf because something interesting happened other than the golf itself, these are the best in towners of animals at the pga. it is very serious golf tournament, but sometimes animals -- >> steal the spotlight. >> take a look. >> next challenge, the swarm. see if you can strike a putt with killer bees in the area.
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from a long lost love. they thsolved mystery of the pie of paper. >> how do you talk with one eye? >> he opened the safe, took out the piece of paper. first me first mate red the words to himself and turned pale and told the crew, port left, starboard right. >> did this take away from it -- >> i missed it. what happened? >> which side is port and which side is starboard. >> i don't know anything about music. >> music? >> fan picture. we have to do it. i did this selfie a long time ago. see this lady in the back. i don't know if you can see her. she's a crazy woman with her mouth wide open, so i was like who is the crazy lady, her. you know what her name is? everybody knows her. her name is flozell.
she's a comedian. she has 2,000 comedy videos. 475 million views. >> 475 million. >> yes. she posted our picture up and she got 29,000 likes. so, anyway, she, flozell is a fan. we're happy. >> if you have something to share with us, go to our website and do that. johnson's baby of the week announcements. >> we like to celebrate mom and their adorable new additions to their families. our first johnson baby of the week is jaxen jerome cooks, born on march 29th, third child for breeann and jerome who say their new son has some attitude. >> next baby is abigail rebecca greene, born charlotte, north carolina, also on march 29th. abigail arrived three weeks early and mom jennifer says her new daughter loves to be in her swing. >> our final johnson's baby of the week is liam daniel grigas from illinois. mom jean offers this advice,
check any expectations at the door and just go with the flow. your baby is now in charge. >> yep. the one that wears the diapers is the one who wears the pants. congratulations to all of our babies and if you would like to submit your baby to our johnson's baby the week contest, go to klgandhoda.com. >> bobbie thomas will quench your summer thirst. >> and jack is back. why don't they want his former lover to find out. >> kim raver will tell us about reprising her role on "24" right after this. [ man ] i think this is a good time to tell you: you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway, i want you to know how much i appreciate you. you know, right? how much i love you. you're doing okay, mom.
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she starred in "lipstick jungle" and "grey's anatomy." >> but many know her as jack bauer's love interest in "24." but when we last saw her, she was in a catatonic state after being tortured. >> her father has become president and audrey is married to the chief of staff, getting interesting. but she's about to learn jack could be back in her life. >> let's watch. >> why didn't you tell me jack was in london when you first found out. >> i was gathering the facts. >> i don't believe that. i am telling you that this is the wrong call. jack is telling the truth. that's based on me knowing him better than anybody else in that room. that's my measured opinion. and god help us if i'm right.
>> you can't stand him. >> you're not in love with your husband. >> i want to watch the whole series with you guys. >> that's right. we know. has it been four years since this was on before? >> it is kind of shocking it has been four years. when we stepped back in, i was, like -- it has been four years. >> like a new series. >> the fans' allegiance, they have been waiting, wringing their hands and waiting for this. >> i think in a really kind of amazing way, i think we have gained fans because of the whole sort of binge watching of television that started. i don't think shows ever end and then you gain fans and then the show comes back. >> catch us up on her. on audrey. she was -- >> she's not doing so good. >> kidnapped and tortured by the chinese. >> went to china to try to bring jack back. he also got captured.
and came back obviously we saw her in some sort of catatonic state. i think over those four years she has been brought back to a much better place and she's now married to budreau. i think at the beginning of the series, she doesn't have the strong voice she had that we knew in season four and five. but from the little clip, she's starting to -- >> yeah. >> she's kind of finding her way. especially with that sort of twist of that jack is back, and how could you not tell me and who are you? it leads into an interesting then i really find that audrey is kind of coming back as well. >> you don't love him. >> you're looking at him like you didn't. >> so he's great. he's so great in this character. there is a couple of us who were there when the series, you know, was four years ago, and some amazing additions and -- >> do you know what's going to
happen? >> i know some of the secrets. and then some i don't. i was just reading -- i flew in from london yesterday. i'm in new york now. they sent me episode 11, which is crazy because you think we would be done by now but we're still filming and i gasped out loud. i was like -- so there is some things you don't know. and i'm not telling you. i'm not saying. >> we won't tell the whole thing. >> just some really, you know, interesting -- even being on the show, the writers are so good. they create moments where, you know, it is still a page turner. >> you don't -- it is no fun -- you don't see it coming. >> it is great. >> we wish you good luck with this. >> all the best. >> catch kim in "24" monday nights on fox. >> jill martin is here with some of the summer's must haves for 50 bucks and under. >> and bobbie thomas is all que can make yourself.
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>> i can't get it off. >> so next, i love iced tea. these are inspired, tropical collection, tropical inspired iced teas. mojito, berry blini, green tea, you can put your own lime mixer in if you with like or make virgin iced teas for those -- they're delicious. last but not least, this is the zinger. there is an aqua zinger and citrus zinger. the bottom of it, you'll see, you can put the fruit in and it has this citrus zinger is meant for lemons and limes that are a little tougher. and this way you don't have the fruit floating in your water. actually helps create sangria, water, and more. this is a delicious drink. >> flavors your water. >> there you go. that's bobbie thomas, everybody. >> you rock. >> coming up, jill has your must haves for spring for under 50 bucks. >> and just because you lost your keys, could this be a symptom of something more serious. >> we'll talk about what mimics
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school. the man was taken to the hospital, where he died. investigators are looking into the motive. meanwhile, prosecutors will likely file murder charges today against the man who was found at the scene of san jose's 15th homicide. this happened last night at a home on canyon ridge drive in east san jose as well. officers say the victim is a woman who was stabbed to death by someone she knew. investigators are working on a motive and trying to figure out exactly how the two knee each other. we'll take a quick break and when we get back, a look at the weekend weather forecast and your traffic.
welcome back now. happy friday to you. low clouds are returned to the coast, and as a result, temperatures are going to end up quite a bit more comfortable for today. 73 degrees in san francisco. we'll be at 84 degrees down from the 90s in the south bay. and, yeah, definitely continue that cooling as we get into your weekend. but the wind will pick up, especially at the coastline for saturday. not quite as windy on sunday, but still on the breezy side. and we're going to start out next week nice and comfortable. maybe a little drizzle in the forecast. we'll tell you where and when today at 11:00. first, let's check your drive. here's anthony slaughter. >> drizzle watch as we lead into the weekend. let's get inyou into what's happening right now, a couple accidents, but not causing any slowdowns on the roadways. still slow coming through palo alto on 101 northbound. even slow coming through hayward on the southbound of 880. as you can see as we take a look at the bay bridge approach, wide open. hate to think it's a weekday where folks are working. >> that's the kind of commute
you want. we have more news coming up on our 11:00 show. see you back here for that. have a good one. we're back on this try day friday with more of "today" and jill's must haves. >> with everything you need too get ready for summer under 50 bucks. >> here with the goods is "today" contributing editor and contributing editor for "style watch" and really great girl, jill martin. >> so going to get everybody ready for summer. and i'm going to start with a very easy way to wax at home. hopefully you'll be going on a fabulous trip, spur of the moment. it is a mess, you have that hot thing, go to the microwave. what you do is take these out of the packet. >> i can't look. >> you rub it together to make heat. you put it on. >> go. >> oh! >> it does work.
we have toit on a little longer. >> you might want to do something about that. >> summer beauty, this is from toofaced.com, all the different pallets to get you ready for summer. >> so pretty. you don't have to splurge on a lot. great makeup bag, pottery barn, great tote for the beach. and reversible tote. if you're going from beach to barbecue, $48. loopnit.com. oversize clutches, the big craze. this is great to throw everything in for during the day. and then banana republic, fun patterns. everything under $50, everything on the table. jewelry, i'm going to have you set. this is durham, under $50. look at this statement jewelry. you don't are to spend a lot to get a lot. loving that.
your design co.com, show your personality. it will spruce up any outfight, even when you're going to the beach. >> it looks like the things the kids make. >> yeah, like a glorified version of it. these i'm really loving, $40 and under, they represent all different things. okay, this -- >> i spelled it. it is a fresh check.com. in the shower, it is waterproof. it is music. you get a phone call, you can answer it. >> you can take the phone -- >> it works. >> what? >> you take it -- these are just from music, they light up. you're having a barbecue. >> forget it. >> one place you couldn't get away from it, now you can. >> i need it in the shower. >> that's fabulous. >> jelly sandals are back but with a kick. i wasn't sure if you like these. >> no. >> i didn't think so. >> other people do.
>> get a great pair of heels to go with your little black dress. transition to summer. >> we're going to get to ansel in one moment. these are great hats for the beach, oversized. >> okay. >> got to have that. >> okay. >> not oversized enough. >> not quite oversized enough. >> okay. now, okay, this is ansel and owen and lindsey. turn around so you can show your mustacheiphier. >> that's so cute. >> this is owen and his little glasses. >> i can't even. >> and peace, love, world, teamed up with pharrell to make these t-shirts. let's show everyone your t-shirt. look at this t-shirt. >> love. >> great stuff. >> great, you guys. >> all right. >> are you losing your mind? this could be something other than dementia causing your memory loss. >> on a lighter note, baby
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it is time for boom taftic as we look at the effects of memory loss. it is easy to think you're sliding toward dementia when you forgot a name or forgot an appointment. >> there are other factors at play that may mimic the disease and may have a cure. barbara hannah gutherman is a contributing editor and dr. brett osborne is a neurosurgeon. >> hello. good morning. >> let's talk. what are the real symptoms of dementia because i think a lot of people aren't quite sure. >> or they think dementia is the same at alzheimers. >> that's a big misconception. dementia is a group of symptoms.
alzheimer's is a brian disease. and that's the difference right there. alzheimer's is under the umbrella of dementia. and alzheimer's is 70% to 80% of dementia cases. that's number one. >> if you were misdiagnosed with alzheimer's when it was dementia. >> people are probably forgetting things and can't remember names or keys, should they be concerned there is dementia at play? >> that's a good question. that always happens to me, and it is in the range of normal. >> it is a great question. and just like your iphone, your computer has glitches, we have these glitches on occasion. and those occasional glitches are completely normal. and within the realms of normalcy. when they become contiguous and start affecting your activities for daily living, then it becomes a concern. >> how do you define that,
though. more than ten times a day. >> that's concerning. >> i walk out of my house and i always have this issue with directions. and i know, again, that's in my normal, but if it started to happen more often, that's when i would -- >> you got to be honest with yourself, don't you? can't live on that river in egypt. >> there are certain things we are in control of, that we can do to help stave it off, right? >> absolutely. >> it is about nourishing the brain. i think so many of us think about what can we do better, but what can we do -- how can we exercise our brains? nourish our brains with -- >> the answer is that when you fuel the body, you're fueling the brain as well. so the things that augment the cardiovascular system augment the brain as well. >> all one thing. >> that's correct. everything is the same. there is a large study, two large studies that came out recently that suggest that exercise actually maintains the
size or increases the size of the area in the brain known as the hippo campus, the memory hub of the brain. what they did was they compared patients who had a genetic predecisipr predisposition to alzheimer's disease, didn't exercise, to those that did and found that the 3% decrease in size of this memory hub in the brain, that occurs in the patients that have genetic predisposition to alzheimer's disease does not occur in those patients exercising -- >> more important than we ever thought. >> absolutely. and eating. other ways to nourish the brain, eating the right foods, including, you know, healthy oils, like nuts and olive oil. >> we have one minute. i want to make sure, we talked about things that mask dementia. b 12 deficiency, that may be your issue, not dementia. >> so interesting, this is something checkable, treatable, and it is also preventable. >> you find that out by a blood
test? >> diabetes is another one. >> diabetes and also fibroids. the ths test can be added on to your blood work when you go to the doctor for your annual exam. >> ask for it if they don't? >> insist upon it. >> insist when? when you're over 50, for sure. >> all right, thank you so very, very much. i forgot what we just talked about. a performance and adorable baby animal coming up right after this. [ male announcer ] applebee's believes better choices for lunch,
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here with some adorable baby animals you may be able to catch at the zoo. >> hello. >> i just got my haircut. summertime is coming up. had to get my haircut. this is a leopard. leopards live in africa and asia. she's a few months old, maybe six months old. she weighs 45 pounds. when she's full grown, she can be well over 100 pounds. amazing beautiful predator. widespread. >> she's very domesticated. >> no, she's a wild animal. grant is her handler. i'm not even getting in there close because even though she looks cute and cuddly, she is still a wild animal. not a pet. and so she has teeth, claws. she can do some damage. >> okay. thank you. >> bye. >> thank you for visiting. >> our next animal, even hoda will love this animal. come over here. >> this is so sweet. >> little baby lama. see if we can get her to -- >> she doesn't know where --
>>, come on, sweetie. anyway, she's only about 2 months old. >> she doesn't quite get it. >> but we are just going to hold her here. let's see, try one more time. one more time. there we go. there we go. >> oh. >> i'm clearly not a father. anyway, yeah, she's only 2 months old. this is a domesticated species. you want to feel the coat. it is completely soft. this keeps them warm. >> feels very wet. >> i hate to say the word, moist. >> it is a little humid out. >> oh, wow. >> how big is she going to get? >> she'll get to be several hundred pounds. lamas are big animals. they use them to protect herds of sheep. want to try it. don't get it in her nose, like me. why don't we move on to the next animal. >> okay. >> also really cool. our next animal is not quite a baby anymore. kind of a teenager. we'll put this down.
>> everything is moist today. >> i know. >> this guy is a vervent monkey. >> like green toned. >> do they have cheetos in africa. >> that's a special treat for come on tv. >> both hands. so funny. >> let me see if i can get him -- a little groom going on here. you know when they hit puberty when their faces turn from a pinkish white color to a black color. and so, of course, he has his back to the camera, see if we can get him to turn around a little bit. >> are you nervous around him? >> i'm always cautious when working with animals. even if they are in captivity, they're still a wild animal. >> have you been attacked? >> i've never been attacked. but monkeys are not my favorite. >> they're not? >> yeah. >> look at his -- that is the sun, actually. >> who attacked -- >> baked in the amazon. >> baked. okay.
>> do you smell what i smell? >> all these animals smell. >> our last animal -- >> good-bye. nice talking to you. >> our next animal, most people call it a peacock, but it is actually -- this is a female. think of a peacock. you know what a peacock looks like. >> we work at nbc. >> so this is -- this is the juvenile and the males. the females have to be camouflaged. they have this sort of very dull coloration they have a little bit of that iridescence on the neck. the males are the ones with the bright, beautiful fancy colors and use those to attract the females. kind of a little wit of the opposite with how humans typically do it. >> look at that mohawk. >> she's not that old. only 6 months old. >> is that a mullet? >> it may be a mullet. >> another beautiful animal. they live in asia. when they come out, they look just like baby chickens.
but all these animals need our help, we want everybody to join the national wildlife federation so we can make sure we have these beautiful animals. >> thank you. >> all righty, they'll have you on your toes. >> a performance by the famous school of american ballet. it will be terrific. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
most of us only dream of becoming professional dancers, but these students are making it a reality. >> they all belong to the famous school of american ballet at lincoln center here in new york city. >> now teen vogue is taking you behind the scenes so see how grueling and rewarding their dreams can be in their new online show called strictly ballet which premieres today on teen vogue.com. >> i've been accepted into the best school in america. >> it is just like any other sport. definitely not something you can
do for two hours a day. >> it is a great art form but strenuous on your body. >> don't have normal graduation. always at practice, rehearsals. >> but it is all worth it when you're dancing. >> wow. >> it is just extraordinary. and, wow. >> it is. you're so accomplished at such a young age, you guys. >> how many hours do you put into this? >> it can be from, like, three to -- >> five a day. >> five hours a day? >> you're doing your ear school work as well? are you all good students too? >> we try. >> yeah. >> you do everything really, really well. you're all type a achievers. how long -- when did you start dancing? >> i started dancing at 8. >> 7. >> i was 5. >> i was 10. >> wow. you guys, this sounds look a fascinating show. what is your goal? where do you want to see yourselves? >> i just want to have a job.
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well, good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm peggy bunker. we begin with a story that is new at 11:00. dozens of students at a san francisco high school are wearing ties today, in protest, they say, for one of their classmates who had her photo rejected from the yearbook because she wore a tuxedo. nbc bay area's christie smith is live at sacred heart. and christie, students there are really standing up for their fellow student. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you. students are very, very vocal about this. they say their friend should be able to wear whatever she wants for her senior photo in the yearbook, including a tuxedo, and they say that she was left out of it because of what she